Marshawn Lynch officially became a Raider on Wednesday. The Silver and Black acquired his rights from Seattle that day, after agreeing to terms on a new contract. He signed it during an afternoon trip to the Alameda facility, and left with his helmet back on.
He returned on Monday, ready to work.
The Oakland Tech High grad and Cal alum joined the Raiders offseason program, and completed his first workout with the hometown team.
Lynch has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, a necessary step spending a year away from professional football. The league granted the request – it was a formality, nothing more – and Lynch resumed work with new teammates.
The Raiders entered Phase II of their offseason program, which consists of on field work limited to individual player instruction and practice while separated into position groups. The next phase consists of OTA sessions and team drills, which begin in three weeks.